Operation Homefront

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Operation Homefront was formed in February 2002. It was developed to support the families of deployed service members immediately following 9/11. Operation Homefront is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, and has evolved into a major nonprofit. The organization currently provides services to military families across the nation with 23 chapters serving 32 states. The national office handles cases in states that do not have their own chapters. The majority of our clients – 75 percent – are the lowest-paid service members, the E-1 through E-6 enlisted ranks.

The target population is American military personnel and/or their families who have unmet needs due to financial hardship, death, injury, or physical or mental detriment as a result of service in Iraq or Afghanistan. These may include active duty, Reserve, National Guard and veteran service members. They are a diverse ethnic group (64 percent are minorities): approximately 20 percent are African-American; 5 percent Asian-American; 34 percent Hispanic/Latino; 5 percent Native American; and 36 percent Caucasian. Roughly 75 percent live at an income level 80 percent below the median income for the communities in which they reside.

Our Web community, OH Online, was created specifically to educate and support military wives and women in uniform.

We're proud to earn the highest rating – four stars – for three straight years from Charity Navigator, the nation's top independent evaluator of nonprofit organizations. Nationally, $.95 of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes to programs.

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Hockey in Newark

Hockey in Newark, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to serving its youth by the administration of education-based programming, which supports academic achievement, good citizenship and teamwork. With hockey providing the foundation, Hockey in Newark also fosters the involvement of a diverse population and promotes positive community relations.

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